Establishing a Research Centre: A Research Centre is defined as a long-term centre of on-going academic research in a designated area and must have a clearly stated and published rationale... Read more (.doc)
Research Centre Terms of Reference: All research in the University is carried out within one of the Departments. The Department is responsible for quality assurance, resources, research student training, staff management, good research practice and compliance with all regulatory and legislative requirements, including those relating to health and safety and ethics... Read more (.doc)
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The internationally recognised Centre for Dance Research (CDR) is a meeting ground for scholars and students from all over the world, and an umbrella for a wide range of research projects in historical, analytical, anthropological and cultural studies and professional choreography.
Director: Professor Theresa Buckland, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 4482
The Drama, Theatre and Performance department has an active research centre, the Centre for Performance and Creative Exchange, which brings together staff and students with an international reputation for innovative interdisciplinary enquiry. Recent staff research projects include monographs on the live artist Tehching Hsieh, the theatre company The New York City Players and cyborg theatre, work on performance and travel, Shakespeare and childhood, performance and Romani culture, maker and audience identities on European festival stages, as well as new radio drama for the BBC and performance, installation and workshop projects at international festivals and conferences
Director: Dr P.A. Skantze, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3037
Roehampton has a distinguished tradition of research in Renaissance studies. The Centre for Research in Renaissance Studies draws together the work of staff in Classics, Drama, English, History and Art History as well as that of members from St Mary's University College in Twickenham, Kingston University and the Globe Theatre.
Director: Dr Susanne Greenhalgh, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3334
The Centre promotes and conducts world-class research, consultancy and teaching in applied music, and will coordinate activity in these areas across the University, within the UK, and internationally. The Centre is internationally unique in its interdisciplinary expertise and interest in music, psychology, education, therapy, cultural studies and in the application of this expertise to community and practical issues.
Director: Professor Adam Ockelford, tel: +44(0)202 8392 3071
CEREPP advances research in a wide range of topics in education. These include: i) in/equalities and social justice in education; ii) education policy and professionalism; and iii) curriculum and pedagogy. These research areas are linked through the Centre's themes of policy, pedagogy and equalities, and via a shared commitment to critical research analysis informing and challenging existing educational policies and practices. To this end, current research in the Centre includes educational inequalities (with a focus on gender, social class, 'race' and ethnicity), pupils' and teachers' social identities, violence in schools, and teaching and learning in school and higher education and across a range of curriculum subjects. CEREPP seeks to shape the field of Education via provision of accessible and relevant research that facilitates educationalists to advance educational improvement and social change.
Director: Professor Gill Crozier, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3321
The Centre for Research in Beliefs, Rights and Values in Education (BRaVE) brings together staff and research students who are interested in exploring philosophical, religious and ethical issues in education. Current research includes projects on: religious identities, community and ethnicity, values, aims and rights in education, internationalization, citizenship education, inclusion and well-being.
Director: Professor Suzy Harris, tel: +44(0)20 8392 3322
The Early Childhood Research Centre (ECRC) builds upon a long tradition of enquiry in the field at Froebel College. There are nine full-time staff in the centre who represent a wide range of research interests and disciplinary backgrounds across the entire field of Early Childhood Studies, including history, policy, and practice.
Director: Mathias Urban, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3276
The Paulo Freire Institute-UK (PFI-UK) is a cross-University research centre and is closely associated with the Centre for Educational Research in Equalities, Policy and Pedagogy. PFI-UK aims to develop a strong national network of Freirean scholars, researchers and practitioners closely linked with the international PFI network.
Director: Professor Penny Jane Burke, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3843
The Literature and Culture Research Centre focuses on the many and productive areas of crossover between literature and culture in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. It draws on the research strengths and interests of a large group of researchers, and promotes both dialogue and the development of collaborative projects.
Directors: Professor Nicki Humble, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3339Dr Kate Teltscher, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3059
The Centre promotes academic excellence in research into children's literature, primarily through thriving postgraduate MA and PhD programmes, conferences and biennial international summer schools. Tutors also teach at undergraduate level, to ensure the position and prestige of children's literature within the University of Roehampton.
Director: Dr Lisa Sainsbury, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3815
ReWrite promotes and supports research in creative and professional writing at the University of Roehampton. The centre, founded in 2007, aims to contribute to the development of this research in what is a formative period for creative writing as a discipline.
Director: Dr Peter Jaeger, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 8135
The aim of the Centre for Research in Romanticism is to provide a focus for research in the area of Romantic and Eighteenth Century literature and culture. In addition to supporting the publications and research outputs of individual staff, it acts as a platform for interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects both within and outside of the University of Roehampton.
Directors: Professor Martin Priestman, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3059Professor Ian Haywood, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3694
The Centre for Hearth Tax Research is undertaking a number of projects to transcribe, analyse and publish materials relating to the seventeenth-century property tax which evaluated households on the number of fireplaces or hearths the property contained.
Director: Dr Andrew Wareham, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 8112Project Manager: Dr John Price, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3731
Roehampton's Centre for Research in History and Theory (CHAT) was established in 2006 to build on research specialisms in the Department of Humanities in the fields of cultural theory, historiography and the philosophy of history. CHAT is the only research institute of this kind in the UK, and its membership brings together scholars from History, Classical Civilisation, Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies.
Director: Dr Carrie Hamilton, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3345
The Research Group in Ministerial Theology aims to provide a supportive environment for research into all aspects of Christian Ministry. It is a forum that is interdisciplinary, and welcomes both academics and practitioners from and linked to the University.
Convenor: Dr Andrew Rogers, tel +44 (0)20 8392 8167
The Research Group in Sex, Gender and Sexuality is an interdisciplinary research group bringing together scholars and postgraduate students from departments across the University of Roehampton.
Lead: Dr Carrie Hamilton, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3345
The DSRC was established to promote academic excellence through scholarly collaboration in the study of the Catholic tradition and its influences and contexts, and to foster dialogue between the University and the wider Catholic community.
Director: Professor Tina Beattie, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3419
The Centre for Research in Evolutionary and Environmental Anthropology (CREEA) was founded in 2002, in recognition of the strengths in evolutionary and environmental anthropology at Roehampton. Research carried out by staff and students encompasses a range of fields in primatology, including socioecology, life history strategies, communication, welfare, reproductive endocrinology, comparative morphology, crop-raiding behaviour and social anthropology.
Director: Professor Stuart Semple, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3528
The Centre for Research in Ecology comprises a group of organismal and physiological ecologists. Research undertaken by staff and students encompasses a range of topics including the behaviour, physiology and ecology of vertebrates and the ecology of invertebrates in a variety of habitats including freshwater, forest canopies and soils.
Sport is an increasingly visible part of national and international culture and an important aspect of many people's lives - from leisure consumption and participation to elite performance. The Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre (SESRC) furthers understanding of the science of sport for individuals and teams and extends opportunities for people to make the most of their potential to participate in exercise for health and sport performance (for example, lower back pain, career transitions, amputees and older athletes). The Centre fosters athlete well-being by investigating optimum ways of preparing for sport through training and nutrition, and by applying sport science knowledge to other activities such as dance and exercise.
Director: Professor Raymond Lee, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3539
The Health Sciences Research Centre represents a multidisciplinary team with interests and expertise in research on chronic disorders, reflecting their growing importance worldwide. The Centre is formed of a group of enthusiastic researchers whose work integrates biomedical and psychosocial perspectives on health and disease.
Director: Dr Jolanta Opacka-Juffry, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3563
The Interdisciplinary Research Group for Human-Animal Studies (IRGHAS) provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion on Human-Animal Studies from a variety of perspectives.
Leads: Professor Garry Marvin, tel:+44 (0)20 8392 3170Dr Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, tel:+44 (0)20 8392 3851
The Centre for Language Assessment Research (CLARe) is one of Europe 's leading centres of excellence in the area. The Centre offers scholars, examining boards and government organisations, both domestic and foreign, a centre in London that can provide and assist in quality research and development in the areas of test development, evaluation and validation.
Director: Dr Mark Garner, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3348
The Centre involves both staff and postgraduate students (MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD) and acts as a focus for research in linguistics in the widest sense. Members' interests range from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics to theoretical phonology and syntax.
Director: Professor Tope Omoniyi, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3416
The Centre aims to advance critical, historical, analytic and practical research relating to film and other audiovisual media. It supports research on cinema, television, video/DVD, interactive platforms and online media. While examining these media separately, the Centre is also interested in exploring inter-media relationships.
Directors: Professor Heather Nunn, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3359Dr Michael Witt, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3274
The Centre promotes interdisciplinary research that is methodologically informed by postcolonial theories and enquiry. The distinctiveness of the Centre lies in the particular mix of expertise amongst its University-wide membership.
Director: Professor Lucile Desblache, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3271
The Hispanic Research Centre (HRC) incorporates scholars working with and across a wide variety of Hispanic texts, including film and television, dictionaries, translation, oral history and autobiography. The research carried out is strongly interdisciplinary and international.
Director: Dr Elvira Antón-Carrillo, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 5027
The Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (CARACAW) undertakes work to promote better understanding and improving social and psychological wellbeing of children, adolescents, and their families, through innovative research into public health, health services, policy and practice.
Director: Professor Cecilia Essau, tel: +44(0)20 8392 3647
The centre concentrates on areas of cognition that are mutually affected by emotion, social cognition and the discipline of social cognitive neuroscience. Research spanning conversation analysis, cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience aim to promote a synergy that fosters collaborations and a variety of research outputs. Some of these issues are looked at from a developmental perspective.
Director: Dr John Rae, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3612
The Clinical and Health Psychology Research Centre (CHP) focuses on investigating the interaction of biological, behavioural, sociocultural and environmental factors in the aetiology, maintenance and prevention of health problems, and in health promotion. It combines excellent pure and applied research in a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary environment. Research in CHP is carried out in Neuropsychology, Child and Adolescent Health, and Adult Psychopathology.
Director: Dr Leigh Gibson, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3744
Therapeutic Education is examined as a cultural practice influenced by European philosophy, with particular emphasis given to the relational aspects of professional work, health, learning, and communication. The Centre has an international and national reputation, and its research programme involves international, national and local projects. Its Director is the first Chair of both the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and World Council for Psychotherapy Research Groups.Director: Professor Del Loewenthal , tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3615
CATR heralds a new phase for the development of Arts Therapies research within the university and within the wider social context. CATR moves in line with twenty first century progressive paradigms: it promotes integrated and complex understandings of the intersections between art, science, psychological and psychotherapeutic processes.
The Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research focuses on five principal research streams - the Western Balkans and human rights; the sociology of war, genocide and global conflict and studies in post conflict reconstruction and reconciliation; globalisation, social theory and the sociology of human rights; gender violence, hate crime, and victims' and prisoners' rights; and migration and multiculturalism.
Director: Dr Michele Lamb, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 5026
The Social Governance Research Centre was constituted in 2011 and incorporates the Roehampton Social Research Centre (2005-2010). The membership comprises sociologists, social theorists, political scientists, medical sociologists and criminologists. The primary focus on governmental problems, ranging from solidarity and social welfare to risk management and well-being, gives the group its dynamic component and eclectic orientation.
Lead: Dr Steven Groarke, tel:+44 (0)20 8392 3187
The Centre for Organisational Research, seeks to contribute to the development of organizational theory by capitalising on the expertise of scholars from many disciplines who bring their knowledge and methods to a complementary understanding of complex issues.
Director: Professor Rebecca Boden, tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3620